Catholic Identity

There are ever-present reminders to our students that God is part of all we do. Beyond the visible sacramentals of our faith, worship and prayer are part of every school day. Students come to know the person of Jesus Christ by learning and living their faith in action through service. Faith formation is woven into the fabric of our Catholic education.

Academics

Whether it be advancing to kindergarten or graduating from high school, each student at ECCSS is prepared. Our students are able to read, write, calculate, think critically and work as a team. At every grade level, our students are equipped for what lies ahead due to a committed, diverse and passionate group of faculty and staff members that hold various degrees and certifications. The solid foundation provided in our schools ready students for their next steps.

Student Life

Students at the Elk County Catholic School System are presented with many opportunities both inside and outside the classroom. The Crusader sports program is one of the strongest and most respected in the area. Many extracurricular activities are available to students to further develop different aspects of their personalities.

Creative Programs

Our school system offers many opportunities for students to develop their artistic sides. We boast excellent music, art, and drama programs, and our instructors in all three departments are well-versed in their respective areas of expertise. ECCSS also hosts a number of summer camps that are geared toward those students who are drawn to the arts.

School Closing Updates

March 30, 2020 Governor Tom Wolf announced all Pennsylvania schools will remain closed until further notice. Please continue to check your email for further information.

During the closure, Elk County Catholic School System will continue with remote instruction. Students/Parents should continue to report school attendance daily and check their email and Google Classroom each day for assignments.

Saint Marys Catholic Elementary Updates click – here.

Saint Marys Catholic Middle School Updates click – here.

Elk County Catholic High School Updates click – here.

St. Leo Catholic School Updates click – here.

KEEP CALM AND CAST ON!

KEEP CALM AND CAST ON!

Recently students at St. Leo School interested in learning to knit have joined a knitting club during recess. The club has been very popular, and is up to 27 members!

Staying Connected!

Staying Connected!

ECCHS teacher, Mrs. Gebauer is shown holding a virtual meeting with her English IV students. Students shown are Carly Renwick, Carter Lindenmuth, Will Uberti, and Leo Gregory. Additional participants not seen are on Mrs. Gebauer's thumbnails on her computer screen....

Staying mentally and physically fit!

Staying mentally and physically fit!

Recently 4th and 5th grade students at Saint Marys Catholic Elementary School participated in a stretching and movement session. SMCES had an instructor come in and teach students ways to alleviate stress through deep breathing and stretching. What a great exercise to...

A Journey to Reading!

A Journey to Reading!

A HAPPY GROUP:   Recently Preschool students and their teacher Miss Aiello at St. Leo School could hardly contain their excitement as they made their way to meet with their "Book Buddies" in 2nd grade.   "I am responsible for getting our Preschool students ready for...

Third Grade Biography Project

Third Grade Biography Project

Recently, as an introduction to a biography unit, Mrs. Bauer’s third grade class read the biography of Theodore Seuss Geisel, pen name Dr. Seuss. The students enjoyed learning about his life. Most especially when he was challenged to write a book that first graders...

Community Service in Action!

Community Service in Action!

In response to the face mask shortage a couple of our SLS families have stepped up and are making washable face mask with a filter pocket. PLEASE NOTE THESE ARE NOT TO REPLACE N95 MASK! The goal is to give those immune compromised, healthcare workers, and first...

Pizza Hut Book-It Winner!

Pizza Hut Book-It Winner!

On February 25th, students in Mrs. Puncheons kindergarten class enjoyed a Book-It Pizza Hut Party. Students earn Pizza Hut certificates by reading at home each month. They can then turn in certificates for a free personal pan pizza which goes in to the classroom...

Verizon Gives Back

Verizon Gives Back

Verizon Gives Back:   TCC Verizon of St. Marys recently chose St. Leo School to receive kits from their Culture of Good Teacher Rocks program.   Pictured is Tina Nero of Verizon, joyfully distributing one of the kits to 5th grade students and their teachers.   Thank...

PA Dept. of Education Announcement

PA Dept. of Education Announcement

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) announced today that all schools in the commonwealth will remain closed through at least April 6 as a result of the COVID-19 response efforts.   The closure order could be extended beyond April 6 if necessary to save...

Middle School Science Lab

Middle School Science Lab

Middle School Science Lab-   Recently 8th grade students at St. Leo School studied thermal energy transfer by comparing and graphing the heating cycles of sand, dark soil, and water.

Reading Across America!

Reading Across America!

  Recently Saint Marys Catholic Elementary organized for students from the high school (Dana Gabauer's public speaking class) to come and talk to the 4th and 5th grade students about their reading journey and future plans for after high school.

Pete Winklebauer visits St. Leo School!

Pete Winklebauer visits St. Leo School!

Learning from a master of his craft!   Pictured is former ECCHS art teacher of 47 years Pete Winklebauer, inspiring St. Leo's middle school students with a demonstration on watercolor painting.   8th grade student Shawn Geci was the lucky winner of the artist's piece,...

Special Person Day at SMCES!

Special Person Day at SMCES!

Last Friday Mrs. Gradl's Preschool class held their annual special person day. Students and family had a St. Patrick's Day theme, making crafts and playing bingo! ☘️

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